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Throughout his long and varied career, pioneer and visionary Ted Nelson investigated technical possibilities of all kinds.  He checked reader service cards from magazines in a wide variety of industries, unleashing torrents of further information on products, services and academic research. 

Companies large and small, ranging from large names like IBM and Burroughs to short-lived startups, sent their brochures, catalogs and flyers-- mailings from aerospace, engineering, print/publishing and many examples of documentation from the early days of computing.

After looking, Dr. Nelson threw these in cartons, which have survived by accident.

These items are now being scanned in and presented for browsing at the Internet Archive. Whether for nostalgia, reference or research, this collection gives deep insight into the self-image and language of many companies, as well as the visual style of many long-lost aspects of the 20th century's industries.

For more information on Ted and his many projects, visit: http://ted.hyperland.com/

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Paratone screens, patterns, colors
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Topics: bold, futura, gothic, condensed, aaa, italic, bodoni, ultra, medium, alternate, alternate gothic,...
Adult oriented book catalog - World Wide Book Service
Topics: sex, nudist, sexual, book, erotic, color, illustrated, unretouched, photos, realistic, case...
Topics: lens, optical, edmund, telescope, solar, includes, light, color, aluminum, focusing, number price,...
Various computer and engineering books - Howard W. Sams & Co. Inc.
Topics: radio, electronics, electronic, circuits, handbook, servicing, chapter, transistor, photofact,...
Topics: rear, ford, chrome, model, cars, kit, custom, fits, volt, steel, heavy duty, chrome plated, year...
Skinner Valves: Brochures of various products
Topics: valves, catalog, valve, skinner, npt, flow, stainless, ptf, type, factor, stainless steel, list...
Catalog for microphones and microphone interiors from Turner Microphone Company.
Topics: model, price, list, shipping, output, microphone, dynamic, response, lavalier, impedance, list...
Coloring Book "A metamorphosis of creative copying" - Xerox
Topics: color, xerox, freda, president, oscar, copies, trademark, company, toothsome
Klein Tools Industrial Catalog 106a. From Mathias Klein and Sons, Illinois. Catalog of tools and diagrams related to tools.
Topics: plier, klein, pliers, yellow, dimensions, cutting, blade, plastisol, handles, catalog, cutting...
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Electronic kit catalog - Heathkit
Topics: kit, power, heathkit, stereo, watts, output, cps, frequency, circuit, model, power supply, front...
Hard to find tools catalog - Brookstone
Topics: steel, tool, stainless, blade, length, blades, unbeatable, drill, brass, stainless steel, tool...
LLEWELLYN, occult magazine and book catalog 1971 - Llewellya Publications
Topics: witchcraft, llewellyn, witch, magick, isbn, book, witches, tarot, occult, ancient, sex magick, moon...
The Elements of Style - Microlytics
Topics: microlytics, parentheses, elements, infodesk, reference, trademark, style, dictionary, reverse,...
Ideal Company Bookkeeping and Record-Keeping Catalog
Topics: stock, record, size, forms, bookkeeping, price, binder, sheets, packed, simplified, list price, box...
1968 Precision Electronic Components Catalog, Mallory - Summit Distributors Inc.
Topics: mallory, meg, net, wvdc, ohms, capacitors, megs, electronic, rated, specifications, mallory number,...
Hammel Riglander & Co. Inc. Tool and Supply catalog no. 665 "specialized tools for miniature and microminiature applications"
Topics: graphic, layout, layouts, stock, danville, board, measurements, spaces, weights, doz, graphic...
Catalog 671, optics, science, math - Edmund Scientific Co.
Topics: postpaid, lens, edmund, telescope, optical, coated, lenses, light, plastic, eyepiece, edmund...
General Electric - RTV Silicone rubber brochure
Topics: rtv, silicone, compounds, curing, rubber, potting, pourable, cure, mold, electrical, silicone...
Specimen catalog, mechanical type setting instrument - Varigraph
Topics: varigraph, poor, lettering, type, sizes, good, matrix, fair, low, catalog, poor poor, good good,...
A collection of press releases and information blasts related to the Apple Computer product family in 1983 and 1984, especially as related to the Apple II and Apple II computers.
Topics: apple, macintosh, lisa, software, iii, users, computer, ihe, plotter, user, apple computer, mariani...
Master Specialties Company Catalog: Tellite Switch Series 90e Including Supplements
Topics: code, color, lens, unit, mounting, ordering, specialties, engraving, coil, display, telephone area,...
Apollo Guidance Computer - Raytheon Company 1965
Topics: agc, control, subsystem, inertial, apollo, memory, yusec, instructions, navigation, program,...
The collected works of Karen Horney
Topics: price, list, edited, psychiatry, psychoanalytic, analysis, theory, psychotherapy, volume, social,...
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Electronic kits - Heathkit 1967
Topics: kit, khz, stereo, frequency, power, watts, circuit, heathkit, mhz, ohm, export model, circuit...
Waters Torque Measuring Products from Waters Manufacturing Inc
Topics: torque, model, gauge, gauges, waters, calibration, watch, models, manross, dynamic, torque watch,...
Complementary symmetry audio transistors circuits and data, from Amperex
Topics: ohms, amplifier, khz, power, output, voltage, amperex, transistor, collector, transistors, heat...
Topics: heathkit, kit, power, stereo, circuit, output, frequency, watts, cps, features, power supply,...
Cameflex CM3 from Eclair International Diffusion
Topics: cameflex, film, volt, mounted, gate, cms, enables, image, engraved, turret, ground glass, cameflex...
Radio and electronics courses - National Radio Institute 1965
Topics: nri, enrollment, texts, electronics, kits, month, training, pay, enroll, kit, average completion,...
RCA Handbook: RCA Electron Tube Handbook HB-3
Topics: rca, tube, handbook, tubes, silicon, semiconductor, rectifiers, tunnel, transmitting, guide, tube...
Announcer: You are about to hear an address by Mr. Lee C. Diton, Chairman of the Board of the Macmillan Company, "The Role of the Leader in Managing Change." This recording has been especially processed using the Eltro Information Rate Changer Mark II. Mr. Diton originally delivered this address in exactly 12 minutes 25 seconds. It has been speeded by 50% so that its running time on this record is only 8 minutes 16 seconds, a saving of 33 and a third percent in listening time. Now...
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James Millen Manufacturing - New product specifications
Topics: inductor, capacitor, encapsulated, variable, shield, coil, shielded, choke, board, dial, variable...
UHER 4000 Report L tape recorder with pilotton camera sync head
Topics: automobile, uher, battery, tape, microphone, charger, sync, input, cps, recording, remote control,...
Catalog of Apple Computer lifestyle-branded items, along with price lists and referral card. 1983
Topics: catalog, code, apple, cotton, colorful, choice, navy, features, designed, brass, catalog code,...
Math-U-Matic Complete Math Laboratory Flyer
Topics: chalk, teaching, math, student, laboratory, modular, desk, instructor, panels, oklahoma, student...
Bit Banger, novelty mallet for hitting computers - Bits & P.C.s 1983
Topics: computer, banger, ergonomic, grosshandler, bit, san, bangers, frustration, computers, bits, bit...
Popular Photography magazine, March
Topics: projection, camera, screen, front, studio, lens, projector, canyon, background, light, front...
Thermolyne Electrical Laboratory Apparatus Catalog 1965
Topics: temperature, control, furnace, heating, thermolyne, controller, thermocouple, type, heat,...
Printmaking catalog - Sam Flax Inc.
Topics: flax, weber, etching, size, litho, tube, charbonnel, set, lino, speedball, etching press, sam flax,...
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Various test instruments - Sencore 1966
Topics: color, sencore, tube, crt, checker, vtvm, analyzer, volts, vertical, generator, vertical amplifier,...
A Man's World, Gallery of Gifts - Hobi Inc.
Topics: electric, handsome, silver, gold, precision, steel, genuine, express, sterling, complete, express...
Macintosh Quadra Sales Brochure from Apple Computer
Topics: macintosh, quadra, apple, computers, scsi, ethernet, color, software, nubus, video, macintosh...
Fabri-Tek Incorporated Company Overview and Product Line
Topics: memory, core, stack, series, cores, system, computer, stacks, systems, wisconsin, core memory,...
Kodak Pageant Sound Projector model AV-126-TR
Topics: projector, sound, pageant, kodak, film, reel, exciter, pulldown, ageless, system, sound system,...
Encyclopedia Britannica, announcing new edition
Topics: britannica, encyclopaedia, volumes, physiology, andersons, knowledge, chicago, ted, reference,...
HiQ software analysis system for engineering, mathematics, and applied sciences
Topics: functions, hiq, bimillennium, engineering, solver, program, analysis, notebook, computing,...
Westinghouse Semiconductor Condensed Catalog
Topics: amps, westinghouse, rectifiers, silicon, ratings, rectifier, power, voltage, thyristors,...
C-Cor Electronics Amplifiers and Electronics (1966). Includes overview, cigarette size comparison, price list.
Topics: ohms, vdc, bnc, mhz, amplifier, model, output, amplifiers, cps, impedance, vdc bnc, power required,...
Burr-Brown August 1967 catalog, operational amplifiers and function modules
Topics: model, input, output, khz, modules, typ, operational, amplifiers, voltage, rated, unit price,...
National Kits - Modern superhet 5-tube ac-dc radio kit Model no. 250
Topics: amplifier, kits, watts, stereo, chassis, phono, power, model, features, tube, national kits, front...
Univac 1004 and 1005 computers, Unidisc random access storage
Topics: unidisc, data, univac, random, access, fastband, storage, stored, programming, record, random...
Educational Supplies and Equipment - Keuffel & Esser Co. 1963
Topics: drawing, scales, bow, tracing, instrument, slide, paragon, sizes, drafting, pen, instrument set,...
Electronic kit catalog 810/60, 1966 - Heathkit
Topics: kit, heathkit, power, stereo, frequency, output, circuit, cps, watts, heath, power supply, export...
Topics: power, kit, heathkit, stereo, cps, frequency, watts, output, lbs, volts, export model, power...
Weinschel Engineering Condensed Catalog of Precision Coaxial Devices and Microwave Instruments
Topics: model, frequency, insertion, loss, power, range, weinschel, calibration, vswr, cps, insertion loss,...
The Rotex All-In-One Label Making Kit Brochure
Topics: rotex, label, tape, avery, maker, labels, color, makers, products, corporation, label maker, rotex...
Uher Royal Stereo 8000 and 4000 tape recorders
Topics: stereo, microphone, recording, tape, recorder, monaural, cable, battery, ips, remote, tape...
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Hunter Tools 1964-1965 Industrial Catalog
Topics: hunter, blades, handle, plastic, pack, hex, weight, standard, packed, tool, standard pack, plastic...
Auricon, various cameras and equipment - Bach Auricon Inc. 1964
Topics: auricon, model, camera, optical, filmagnetic, outfit, film, finder, amplifier, recording, net...
Auricon Pro-600 Special, sound camera, 16mm double or single system
Topics: auricon, camera, optical, sound, film, filmagnetic, professional, model, recording, newsreel,...
Periodical Guide for Computerists - E. Berg Publications, January - June 1977
Topics: kilobaud, byte, comput, computer, pcc, age, dobbs, edn, electronics, microcomputer, kilob aud,...
Hitachi 505 Analog Computer Brochure
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Topics: twx, phone, hitachi, brogan, analog, thorson, computer, brimberg, readout, san, company phone,...
Leather wallets, bags, suitcases - Ambassador Leather Goods
Topics: ambassador, attache, leather, niagara, initials, continental, style, lady, cards, pocket, lady...
Digiffects sound effect library - Ljudproduktion AB
Topics: gavel, forest, usa, sound, int, effects, courtroom, ehrlingforlagen, digiffects, birds, sound...
Various books - Dover Publications Inc.
Topics: palladio, dover, book, books, xii, math, theory, atomic, science, covers, dover books, high school,...
Novelty gift catalog - J.P. Darby Esq.
Topics: authentic, gift, gold, handsome, color, genuine, precision, electric, complete, cuff links,...
American Cinematographer Manual, 2nd edition
Topics: lens, camera, aperture, zoom, techniscope, lenses, perforation, center, color, cto, techniscope...
Various computer and engineering books - Howard W. Sams
Topics: order, electronics, circuits, electronic, handbook, transistor, guide, complete, servicing,...
Electronics slide rules - Cleveland Institute of Electronics
Topics: slide, electronics, cie, rule, reactance, decimal, instruction, locator, resonance, scale, slide...
Apple II personal computer 1977 and accessories price list
Topics: apple, ram, bytes, cassette, disk, color, rom, controller, basic, memory, bytes ram, suggested...
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Kodak Reflex Special Camera 16mm
Topics: camera, film, lens, kodak, reflex, shutter, viewer, turret, permits, threading, reflex special,...
16mm sound projector Pageant Model AV-126-TR - Kodak
Topics: sound, kodak, projector, fidelity, projection, vacuum, film, amplifier, control, optimum, sound...
Vector Electronics - Catalog: Structures for Circuitry
Topics: socket, quantity, terminal, vector, vectorbord, mounting, plug, holes, pin, terminals, vector...
Topics: steel, tool, blade, stainless, length, metal, blades, hardened, plated, brookstone, stainless...
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Deca-dry Lettering - ChartPak Inc.
Topics: sheet, size, large, point, lower, small, case, capitals, letters, capital, sheet size, point large,...